Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a nice darker red amber color with an off white head. Aroma was nice roasted caramel malt and some bready notes. Flavor was rich caramel, some 2 row and bready biscut flavors. A pretty good Oktoberfest.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a my glass boot.
Color is a pale golden yellow. Light light yellow/white head, that leaves great lacing. Looks like a typical Oktoberfest.
Smell is similar to an American macro lager, but the malts are of much better quality.
Taste is a little skunky. Earthy hops are presented with rich malts. There is some distinguishing taste to the malts, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Decent carbonation.
Overall, this is a pretty easy to drink beer. I think the taste would have been better during the fall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-30-2008 20:29:09
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-brown pour with an off white head. Flavor is initially sweet and honey-like, and finishes with a bitter alcoholic taste. Good variety of flavors here.
vomit (151) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
If VAL BLATZ had made an Octoberfest it would crush this one in one mighty gulp. Not bad swill, but something you don’t need if you have Blatz, Schlitz, PBR, or Black Label on hand. That’s right. Stick with Blatz and you will be a winner in life. Don’t question it. BlatzToberfest, is what I am waiting for,,,,,or not.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate amber pour with white fluffy aggresive head. Nose ia sweet caramel malt with touches of toffee. Tasty caramel malt, toffee, bread dough, biscuit, light continental hopping. Very nicely done and well within style guidelines. Quite refreshing and satisfying.
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The chair I sit in occupies the space where my bed laid. I look around and not a trace of the room I once called mine is recognizable, not even the walls are there to form a semblance of a room, no all has been torn down in favor of a more unified basement. It goes without saying that this is the start of the holiday season, most things are more than cheerful this time of year but I can’t help but shaking a mild melancholy while sitting in the space that I called my own for so many years. To my left sat my audio equipment, just on the ceiling there was my Clockwork Orange poster, my closet featuring my first ever beer stash is just a arms reach away. So I sit here on the eve of the holiday season, well after the Oktoberfest and I think to myself "self, why didn’t you rate Schell Oktoberfest this year" and I come up blank. Is it because I only had it once or twice? Is it laziness? Is it just that I wanted to find a good bottle as opposed to the dirty lines at the bar where the beer was given to me at a deep discount? The answer you will find is all of the above. But now I have a bottle sitting beside me in one of the comfortable places in the world. Time to do a rating. The beer pours a clear orange color with an impressive head. The aroma is well.... cheap. I can’t quite put my finger down on it, but it’s got that "purchased at a kegger, just a block away from campus" sort of smell. More specifically there is some sweet malt aroma, some mild corniness, and a light roasted nuttiness. The flavor does a full redemption of this beer though; while it smells cheap it tastes perfect. Flavors of fresh bread, sweet malt, noble hop & fruity hop character, light herbal notes, light toasted nuts, and just a touch of mild graininess make this near perfect to style.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into wide mouth single glass.
Fairly bright copper-orange with thin off-white head and some lacing lines.
Aroma of semi-sweet dark fruit, cherry, toast and biscuit.
Fairly sweet caramel and fruit, with some toasted malt and biscuit undertones that become a little more apparent as it warms. There is a light spicy hop counterbalance, but does not do much to combat the malt sweetness.
Moderate carbonation, medium body, only a lightly dry finish (more so when it warms).
Pretty nice overall, but not dry or "biscuity" enough to be a great Marzen.
undsioux7 (763) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with off white head. Malty with a touch of spice in the aroma. Taste is the same with some breadiness. If the flavors it has came through a little bettr it would be excellent
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is caramel and finishes with a light spicy hop finish. Easy and smooth going down, I definitely enjoy this Oktoberfest.
beercamel (84) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours golden brown with tan cream head. Malty aroma, the taste is crisp and smooth alot like their pilsner but with a touch of caramel and less buttery.